'Women and Media' is a thoughtful cross-cultural examination of the ways in which women have worked inside and outside mainstream media organizations since the 1970s. The book provides an overview of the key issues and developments in feminist media critiques and interventions over the last 30 years, beginning with the extant literature in this growing field and ending with a new study of women's media activism in 20 nations. The authors recount and analyze the first-hand narratives of nearly 100 women media activists whose work has contributed to the making of a feminist public sphere that has moved women leaders and agendas more forcefully into their societies. This highly original empirical base, and the model of Women's Media Action that the authors developed, provide a unique account of women’s struggles to improve, create and otherwise employ media in pushing for social change. The text is written in a concise, engaging style, laying out the central concerns about the women-media relationship as it has operated in a variety of political/critical contexts. It can be used alongside Women and Media; International Perspectives (2004), by the same editors.